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MSNBC
Oct 7, 2012 7:00am PDT
blacks together, they're not going to be that different. right? and stevens' rejoin der is yes, exactly. but they're not going to know that there are all these underlying -- they're not going to understand that there's a broad range of diversity within the racial group unless they're rubbing elbows with each other. we don't understand until we're in the same room or at the same table. >> i hate to pick on you. there's this notion of performing your identity for me is part of what's distressing about the diversity narrative. robert, typically, this has tracked not along partisan lines but ideological lines where more conservative individuals have said they're against affirmative action. as we're looking at what is likely to be the end of affirmative action in american higher education, there any distress that you feel about what that might mean for diversity in our classroom? >> this is a tough one for me for numerous reasons. number one, let me say i believe in affirmative action. all the races have historically been oppressed. to use lbj's specific words, to your point, you cannot unsa
MSNBC
Oct 21, 2012 7:00am PDT
-respected diplomats, ambassador christopher stevens was assassinated in benghazi. it will not lead to an immediate declaration of war. in part, because there's no one nation to declare war on. president obama's vow to track down those responsible only reminds us that in this post 9/11 era, our conflicts wither managed by the boundaries of nation states or diplomatic cables. we're not exactly sure who we're hunting for. details emerge both in reporting and from those responsible for our national security. an accurate account of what happened on that day in september is still not clear. at this point, we have only been offered a window into the current state of our national security apparatus. from we can see, it is a system that many have expanded and may have expanded beyond its capacity, preventing clear lines of communication between departments. a symptom that's infected our national debate on foreign policy. steering the conversation away from terrorism and diplomacy and straight into a game that's really just about blame. if last week's political conversation was any indication, wha
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